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Rodriguez, Paul A.

Adjunct Instructor
University of La Verne (CA)
Southern California
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

  • Early childhood education courses (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Graduate student advisor and mentor for Independent Learning Projects
Academic Focus

Multicultural equity, social justice, reflective practice for quality effective leadership

Community Involvement
  • Parish organist - 50+ years for St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
  • Chino Valley Unified School District - member, Measure M School Bond, 2005-present
  • Chino Rotary - 2000-2010
  • Mentor for Boy Scouts of America - 1999-2014
  • Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions - Community member - 2010-present
Courses Taught
  • Social Justice and Citizenship
  • Quality Effective Leadership
  • Educational and Philosophic Issues, focus of educators
  • Reflective Practice
  • Ethical Practice and Obligations

Ed.D. - University of Laverne (La Verne, CA) - Leadership and school management

M.S. - University of Laverne (La Verne, CA) - School counseling

M.A. - Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, CA) - Bilingual education, cross-cultural curriculum

M.A. - CSU Fullerton (Fullerton, CA) - Musicology

B.A. - Holy Names University (Oakland, CA) - Music history and literature

B.A. - St. Mary's College (Moraga, CA) - Philosophy


People must believe in themselves to continue to move forward in their goals and creativities. At times, it will be challenging, but is it not part of life to be continually challenged?

Carpe Diem-Seize the Day!

Professional Experience

Assistant Director for Curriculum and Instruction - Montebello Unified School District, Montebello, CA - 2010-2012

Principal - Vail High School - 2007-2010

Assistant Principal - Schurr High School - 2006-2007

Assistant Principal, Valley High School (Santa Anna, CA) - 2004-2006

Principal, Moreno Valley High School (Moreno Valley, CA) - 2002-2004

Assistant Principal, Bloomington High School (Colton, CA) - 2000-2002

Guidance Counselor, Don Lugo High School (Chino, CA) - 1998-2000

Higher Education Experience

Argosy University: Adjunct Professor, doctoral courses and dissertation chair, online developer of courses

Cal Poly Pomona - Adjunct Professor, education courses for teacher credential candidates

Concordia University - Adjunct Professor, graduate education courses and administrative credentials

Pacific Oaks College - Core Faculty for school of education (online and on-ground): P-6 student advisor, TPA assessor, portfolio assessor, website designer for TaskStream

University of La Verne - Adjunct Professor, school counseling

University of Phoenix - Online Professor and faculty school site supervisor for student candidates for California credential in education

Research & Publications

Rodriguez, P.A. (2013). Midnight-Sunrise grief: loss of a loved one, got to know you... Xlibris

Rodriguez, P.A.& Casas, R.F. (2013). Reflective practice of multi-unicultural school leaders: strategies and considerations for improving achievement of cross-culturally diverse students, Xlibris

Rodriguez, P.A. (2000). The grief process: helping adolescents cope with grief and loss. California Association for Counseling and Development Journal, (2).

Rodriguez, P.A. (1998). Career counselors and culturally different clients: a brief review of selected literature. California Association for Counseling and Development Journal, (18), 21-24.


Rodriguez, P.A. (2015). Dimensions Within Quality Reflective Leadership and Other Essays: Anthology and Descriptions of Attributes to Develop Quality Leadership. To be completed Spring 2015; visit www.par913edu.com

Selected Presentations

California League of Schools - lecturer 2000-present

Latino Behavioral Annual Conference presenter - Grief Interventions - 2013

National CREATE (Consortium for Research Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness) Conference Washington DC (2011) and William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA Lecturer (2014)

University of New Mexico - Mentoring Leadership Conference - lecturer and presenter - 2014

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) -1999-present

Ambassador Mentor Program (Region 12) - 2015-present

Region 10, committee member Educator of the Year Program - 2005-present

ACSA strategic plan member and contributor - 2013